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Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, with all of the beautiful decorations, having family and friends over for the occasional festive tipple and of course all of the festive fragrances that delight our senses.Whether it is the mouth watering aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven or the unmistakable scent of a freshly baked mince pie, there are some scents which immediately make us think of the festive season.
This year I will be adding some extra festive fragrance to my home by creating my own festive essential oil blend instead of using nasty chemical sprays, I will be using safe and natural oils to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
There are some essential oils which always remind me of Christmas such as Pine, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense and Nutmeg to name a few. I wanted to ensure my blend was sufficiently festive without being too overpowering.
I’ve chosen my favourite festive essential oils, not only do they all smell wonderful individually but they will blend together perfectly too. You can mix them together in various combinations to suit your individual preferences.
Festive Spice Blend
10 drops Orange Essential Oil
5 drops Ginger Essential Oil
8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1 drop Nutmeg Essential Oil
Add your oils to a glass bottle and shake to mix, it is literally that simple to create a delightful festive blend that can be used in a diffuser, over pot pourri or for that extra special Christmas touch why not make your Christmas cards and wrapping paper scented.
All you need to do is add a few drops of the Festive Spice blend to a cotton ball, pop your cards/wrapping paper into a sealable plastic bag with the cotton ball, wait for at least 24hrs and remove your cards/wrapping paper and there you have it, a nice little touch that will have the recipients of your gifts and cards smiling from ear to ear!
Whatever you plan to do during the festive season, be sure to put your essential oils to use in a creative way at home and you will enjoy a relaxing and peaceful, aromatic Christmas.